When hair grows in unwanted places, there are plenty of methods to remove it. At Chesapeake Laser and Skin Care Center we offer the current gold standard in lasting hair reduction. Further, the underlying skin maintains a silky smooth texture from the lack of shaving. At Chesapeake Laser and Skin Care Center we offer some of the best laser hair removal Annapolis has to offer. Laser hair removal gets rid of unwanted hair; schedule a consultation to see if it is the perfect option for you.
Laser Hair Removal
Safe, Effective, and Painless
Laser Hair Removal
As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the US, laser hair removal offers rapid, effective and safe results. It is perfect for patients who are sick of shaving, waxing or tweezing unwanted hair. Further, it can be done almost anywhere on the body, completely eliminating the need to ever tweeze or shave again.
The LUTRONIC® ADVANTAGE™, has a long pulse duration allowing safe and effective hair reduction for most skin types. Treats large areas quickly and efficiently, “Speed and Results without compromise.”
The Cooling Contact Device reduces pain and maximizes patient protection by delivering a constant cooling onto the top layers of the skin. Contact Cooling reduces the need for cooling gels and expensive anesthesia for most patients. Best of all, it helps decrease treatment time and allows for quick recovery. To understand how the LUTRONIC® ADVANTAGE™, works, it helps to know a little bit more about how hair grows and how laser light vaporizes unwanted tissue.
HOW DOES HAIR GROW?
Hair forms in a pouch-like structure below the skin called a hair follicle. What we perceive as hair is actually the hair shaft, which is the keratinized, hardened tissue that grows from this follicle. The best hair color for the laser light to target is brown or black. Our Health Care Provider will explain more during your consultation. Everyone’s hair grows differently, depending on age, weight, metabolism, hormones, ethnicity, medications, and other factors. But all hair goes through three distinct growth stages:
Active growth phase (Anegen Phase)
Active growth phase which can last up to 3 months. At any given time, 20-30% of our body hair is in this phase. During anagen, the hair has an abundance of melanin and that is the key target for the laser light. To get the maximum result 6-8 treatments are generally required to achieve 90-95% permanent hair reduction, but more may be required.
Regressive phase (Catagen Phase)
This is the transitional stage that occurs at the end of the growth phase and can last about 1 to 2 weeks. During this phase, the hair follicle shrinks to about 1/6th of its normal length and starts to become a club hair, at which point the lower part is destroyed and detaches from the dermal papilla. This leads to the resting phase (Telogen Stage).
Resting phase (telogen phase)
The resting phase, which lasts 4-14 days, at the end of which the hair falls out and a new hair begins to form. Following the laser treatment, the hair appears to still grow. These hairs are in fact club (dead) hairs and within 3-4 weeks the new hair from another active growth phase will begin to grow out of the same hair shaft. Remember that even though the hair is growing out of the same hair shaft, the follicle growing is new and is now ready for the laser light.